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the debt ceiling mid-february. this pushes this whole thing back a couple months. doug mckelway is live in washington with the story. doug, surprise, surprise, right? >> reporter: surprise, surprise, martha. this is the no budget, no pay bill. it would suspend the debt limit until may 19th at which time the debt limit would automatically increased beyond the present $16.4 trillion to accommodate whatever the u.s. borrowed at that time. it makes the extra borrowing contingent upon this. if either chamber of congress fails to pass a budget by april 15th. all income earned by members of that respective chamber would be settle aside. no budget, no pay. republicans ha been frustrated by the senate's failure to pass a budget the last four years. in his inaugural address yesterday some say the president set a not so conciliatory tone about the debt ceiling and other impasses with the gop-controlled house. >> we can not mistake absolutism for principle or substitute speckel for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. >> reporter: couple blocks away at a breakfast at a restaurant he
of saying hey, we're not going to lift the debt ceiling, you say, yeah, we will for three months and then go ahead and pass a budget in that time period. is that possible? >> i sure hope so. obviously that's the goal. that's been my goal for the last 18 months since i've been in the senate. obviously to push the senate to do something. as you mentioned, we haven't had a budget for almost four years. washington, d.c i think we can agree on one thing, that the worst run institution in america right now is the united states congress. we need to do something different. >> brian: so to do that, you got to get to some control over your own colleagues and to do that, hold on to their paycheck. republicans like darrell issa say i think that's unconstitutional. >> there is a lot of people in washington, d.c. that obviously don't want to cut their pay. the purpose of that constitutional amendment was to make sure that members of congress didn't enrich themselves during the legislative session. i'll tell this to darrell issa and nails wants to make this argument. cut your pay and go back to your distri
, today republicans in the house are expected to vote on a plan that's going to defuse the debt ceiling crisis at least temporarily. republicans are planning to offer legislation that will suspend the enforcement of the federal debt limit for at least three months, allowing the government to keep borrowing money to pay for all of its current obligations. in exchange, the house gop'ers want the democratic-controlled senate to do something they haven't done in 1,365 days, pass a budget. something that body hasn't done since 2009. now, instead of demanding spending cuts, republicans have added a provision to the bill that would suspend lawmakers' own paychecks if their chamber fails to pass a budget by april 15th. that's a lot like actually the no labels, no budget, no pay plan that that organization's been dealing with, talking about for a long time. michael steele, i think that's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> if you don't do your job -- >> why get paid for it? >> and the democrats in the senate haven't done their job in that many days, why pay them? >> i don't think you should. in fact,
a barrel with the debt ceiling coming up with no time to announce any long- term balance budget framework or any kind of structural reforms to health and retirement programs. we had the short-term extension to give each chamber to go through order and pass a budget in our house. obviously, paul ryan and his team will work through, i think even a bolder budget to send to the senate. the senate and the president might not accept the bill we passed. but in fact, they are going to pass the bill and the president is going to sign it. as speaker boehner said, this is something the house should continue to do. we are in the opposition but we're in the majority but as the opposition we should take the opportunity to paint bold principles and stand by those and then we can campaign on those in the next two years. >> so, tom, you are a conservative. did you become conservative at some point, are you a natural born conservative? >> right from the beginning. i grew up in a very small town. my parents were not political at all. my father would not put up a yard sign until my campaign, thankfully, he d
pad wasn't even invented yet. >> congressman, you're going to vote on the debt ceiling. when you make that vote most people believe it's a concession, and you have a new legislative strategy. do you believe you will be able to force a budget by april 15th? >> well, i think the american people expect a more accountable, effective and efficient government. the number one thing all elected officials to do to pass a budget, every household does it. how can you plan for the future how can you do anything the president says he wants to do about investing in the future if you don't have a budget? you can't invest for your kids' college, you can't set aside what you're going to pay for your house payment or anything. the government has to pass one and the senate has not passed one in almost four years. that has caused a lot of the debt and the uncertainty we have today. >> what's going to happen in the house that will force the senate to pass the budget. >> the first thing that will happen is we'll do a short term debt limit increase so it will go to the senate and if the
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